Hospitals Chafe Under New Payment Rule For Off-Campus Clinics
Medicare has opted to pay hospitals with outpatient facilities that are “off campus” a lower rate, equivalent to what it pays independent doctors for visits.
New app shows what Medicare covers
The new app lets people with Original Medicare, caregivers and others quickly see if Medicare covers a specific medical item or service.
Tips to avoid Medicare card scams
Medicare has been mailing new Medicare ID cards to beneficiaries since September and scammers are taking advantage of this opportunity to commit fraud.
What if you didn’t get your new Medicare card?
Your new Medicare card should have arrived in the mail by now. If you didn’t get it, here’s what to do:
Need someone else to call Medicare for you?
Would you like for a family member or caregiver to call Medicare on your behalf?
5 things to do during Medicare Open Enrollment
Review your plan notice; consider what benefits you’re likely to use; determine which options are important to you; compare out-of-pocket cost — and shop
Medicare.gov can help you pick a plan
Now you can visit Medicare.gov to get personalized help with your coverage choices.
More Democrats calling for ‘Medicare-for-All’
“Medicare-for-all” and single-payer health care are suddenly popular. Republicans are calling it threat to older people and to American freedom.
Beware of Medicare enrollment scams
Open enrollment for Medicare starts soon. That means we’re starting to see scammers try to trick consumers into buying illegal products.
Medicare 2019 open enrollment starts Oct. 15 – Get help in your local community
The Washington state Insurance Commissioner’s Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program is ready to provide Medicare counseling help in your local community.
Medicare Open Enrollment Starts October 15
What does that mean for you? It’s your chance to review your coverage and see if you need to make any changes for next year.
Beware of Medicare card scammers
If someone calls and says you need to give them your personal information or money to get the new Medicare card, hang up! It’s a scam.
New rule would require Medicare Advantage patients to take cheaper drugs first
Under the new rules, these private Medicare insurance plans could require patients to try cheaper drugs first.
Ballot initiative seeks to limit dialysis centers’ profits
The question is whether a California ballot initiative to limit the profit of dialysis clinics will protect lives or end them.
Answers to your questions about Medicare and long-term care insurance
This week, consumer advisor Michelle Andrews answers questions from readers who are concerned about Medicare and insurance for long-term care.